Welcome to the Owens-Rogers House 

Home of Hollywood screenwriter Lela Rogers and birthplace

of famed actress/dancer/singer Ginger Rogers 


The museum will no longer have regular open hours after September 30, 2019. The house will be available as a short-term vacation rental throughout the year, and open to group tours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays by appointment during the season. We'll also have special events several times a year that will be open to the public.

Watch this site for a special Ginger Rogers Festival in Independence, Missouri  in July of 2020!

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Free admission in august to kids/teen dance/acting groups


Kids and Teen Dance and Theatre Groups may visit the museum in August for Free

Find out about Hollywood Actor and Dancing Legend Ginger Rogers during a tour at her birthplace in Independence, Missouri. Local dance and acting groups are welcome to tour the home free of charge during the month of August. 

Regular hours are Wednesday and Saturday 10 am - 3 pm. but special arrangements may be made for tours on other days. 

All groups must be accompanied by at least one adult. One adult may attend at no charge. Reservations required. Please send an e-mail to or visit our group tour page:

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The Ginger Rogers Rose


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Open Wed & Sat 10 am - 3 pm until Sept 30

This Working-Class Craftsman Bungalow was built in 1906-1910 by Oscar Mindrup. It was rented by Lela Owens, who worked nearby, and is the birthplace of famed actress and dancer Ginger Rogers.

The Owens-Rogers House

100 W Moore Street, Independence, MO 64050

(573) 271-9012



And open for group tours by appointment  

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